agronomy and food science

Medicine - Agronomy Jan 17
Medicine - Agronomy
In Switzerland, 5,500 operations to combat morbid obesity are conducted every year. Gastric bypasses and sleeve gastrectomy operations perform similarly: patients lose two-thirds of their excess weight in the long term, as researchers from the University of Basel at the St. Claraspital report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Medicine - Agronomy Jan 17

EPFL scientists have discovered a novel role for bile acids: converting energy-storing white fat depots into energy-expending beige fat.

Medicine - Agronomy Nov 20
Medicine - Agronomy

What began in 2012 is now entering its final stages: Europe's largest study on aging.

Currently 5 jobs in field Agronomy/Food Science.
Selected Jobs
Agronomy/Food Science - 11.01
Doktorandin / Doktorand in Agrarökonomie Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Agronomy/Food Science - 21.12.2017
Postdoctoral researcher in Agricultural Economics - Digitalization in Agriculture Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Chemistry - 19.12.2017
PhD Candidate - Organic Chemistry, Food Chemistry Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Medicine/Pharmacology - 02.10.2017
Assistenzprofessur (Tenure Track) für Humanernährung und Chronische Erkrankungen (Departement Gesundheitswissenschaften... Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Environment - 15.06.2017
PhD Candidate - Evaluating Global Food Systems Sustainability Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Employer of the Week
Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Continuing education for scientists and academics
Earth Sciences »» 01.02.2018
Energy geostructures analysis and design EPFL, Lausanne
Business/Economics »» 01.03.2018
Gouvernance de l’information en organisation, protection des données University of Geneva
Chemistry »» 07.05.2018
Gestion des risques et dangers chimiques au laboratoire EPFL, Lausanne

Agronomy is the science and technology of using plants for food, fuel, feed, and fiber. Agronomy encompasses work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, and soil science. Agronomy is the application of a combination of sciences like biology, chemistry, ecology, earth science, and genetics. Agronomists today are involved with many issues including producing food, creating healthier food, managing environmental impact of agriculture, and creating energy from plants.Agronomists often specialize in areas such as crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, insect and pest control.

Research Centers

  • Agroscope belongs to the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) and prepares the technical and scientific bases for an efficient, sustainable and competitive agriculture.  
  • The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL Switzerland) is one of the world’s Leading information and documentation centre for organic agriculture. In the field of research, the FiBL is working to address issues of food quality, animal health, future development, agricultural policy, optimization of farming techniques and crop protection.




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